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Accidents at Japanese Nuclear Facilities in March-April 2011

Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011 Japanese nuclear ! power plants and their capacity (gigawatts) As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation's electricity The April 7 earthquake (6:32 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.253°N, 141.640°E Magnitude: 7.1 Hokkaido Island Sapporo • The March 11 earthquake (8:46 a.m. Moscow Time) Epicenter: 38.322°N, 142.369°E Magnitude: 9.0 Tomari O O Higashidori 1.7 TO Rokkasho Earthquake April 11 (08.16 GMT) Epicenter 37.007°N, 140.477°E Magnitude: 7.1 Onagawa* 2.1 4.5 Fukushima After the April 7 earthquake 4.3 Fukushima IA Tokai 1.1 Onagawa nuclear power plant Temporary power outage, electricity restored April 8. Radioactive water leaks from spent fuel pools Kashiwazaki Kariwa O 8. TOKYO • 1.8 Shika O Monju Honshu Island After the March 11 earthquake 0.3 1.5 Tsuruga 0.2 Fugen 1.6 Mihama O Hamaoka Fukushima I nuclear power plant The plant faced a critical situation, after the reactor- cooling system switched off, and several explosions took place. Post-accident radiation leaks were contained only after weeks went by. The population was evacuated from within a 20-km radius around Nagoya 3.5 Ohi 4.5 • Osaka 3.2 Takahama Shimane 1.2 the plant Hiroshima • Shikoku Island Nuclear O Ikata 2 O power plants O The nuclear waste storage and processing center Kitakyushu Genkai Kyushu Island O Nuclear facilities affected by the March 11 earthquake Nuclear facilities affected by the O April 7 earthquake 3.3 Sendai 1.7 * The Onagawa nuclear power plant was affected in March and in April RIANOVOSTI © 2011

Accidents at Japanese Nuclear Facilities in March-April 2011

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This infographic provides detailed and visual information for the Japanese nuclear facilities and how and why they were damaged after the earthquake in Japan. It provides a map to show the strength of...




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